Wanstead Bookshop presents: Rory Cellan-Jones

Thursday 16 September at 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Rory Cellan-Jones has been the BBC’s technology correspondent for many years, and so has seen at first hand the people and stories behind the rise of mobile phones and social media, which he’s written about in his book Always On. How are these revolutions changing us?

Stephen Fry said about Always On: ‘Delightfully insightful and intensely readable […] There is an energy and drama to Rory’s writing which nonetheless leaves space for us, the reader, to make up our minds.’


Discounted copies will be available on the night, or the book can be purchased now from Wanstead Bookshop here.

Rory will be in conversation with Corinne Minshull of the Really Useful Co.

£10 – £15 (Discount for 2 tickets)

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Wanstead Bookshop presents: In Search of Wanstead House

Wednesday 15 September at 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Hannah Armstrong is a historian and author of the upcoming publication Wanstead House East London’s Lost Palace. Her book is the first fully illustrated monograph about the meteoric rise and tragic decline of the Child dynasty and their magnificent, classical palace, Wanstead House, which was demolished in 1824.

Hannah Armstrong has spent the past seven years investigating Wanstead’s history and piecing together a variety of evidence to reconstruct how the house was designed, used and experienced.  Join Hannah in conversation with Giles Wilson about her quest for Wanstead’s lost palace and the lives of those who created and occupied one of Georgian England’s finest houses.

The book is to be published in March 2022. There will be an opportunity to pre-order copies at a substantial discount. To order a copy now, you can do so at Wanstead Bookshop here.

£10 – £15 Discount for 2 tickets

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Wanstead Bookshop presents: Joseph Elliott

Saturday 11 September at 11:00 am 12:00 pm


Wanstead actor and children’s author Joseph Elliott has been familiar to CBBC viewers for years, thanks to various roles, most notably on Swashbuckle. As a writer, his Shadow Skye trilogy, the second part of which was published this year, won fans for his stylish storytelling. In this free event at Wanstead Library, he will be telling tales and answering questions about writing and acting.

His debut novel, The Good Hawk, was released in 2020 to great critical acclaim. A Sunday Times ‘Book Of The Year‘, it was described as ‘Thrilling’ by the New York Times and ‘Gripping’ by the Wall Street Journal. Set in a mythical version of Scotland, it is an epic fantasy adventure, which has been compared to Game of Thrones, and features a protagonist with Down’s syndrome. His second novel, The Broken Raven, continues the trilogy.

You can order the books here from Wanstead Bookshop, or buy copies on the day and get them signed.

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Saturday 11 September
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11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Wanstead Bookshop presents: Ian Dunt

Wednesday 8 September at 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Across the world, liberal values are under attack. In his book How To Be A Liberal, political journalist and commentator Ian Dunt gives a rallying cry for those who still believe in freedom and reason. Dunt is a journalist and political commentator, editor of Politics.co.uk and a frequent guest on BBC News and Sky. He was also one of the main participants of the Remainiacs podcast which became one of the most intelligent and engaging challengers of Brexit.

How To Be A Liberal was described as “a tour de force; a mighty trumpet blast for the forces of liberalism and enlightenment” by the Secret Barrister.

Discounted copies will be available on the night, or the book can be purchased now from Wanstead Bookshop here.

£10 – £15 Wanstead Bookshop presents Ian Dunt

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